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Officer Involved Shooting In Lancaster Leaves Woman Dead In Car

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An officer involved shooting in Lancaster Thursday morning left one woman dead and three deputies on administrative leave. Lancaster County Coroners say Ingrid Mayer, 55, was shot twice--once in the hip and once in the chest. The shooting occurred less than a mile from her home on Hampton Grace Ave.

Deputies responded to calls of an erratic driver on Grace Highway in Lancaster at 7:40 A.M.

“Officers responded to the area, spotted the vehicle and made the car stop,” said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.

The sheriff didn't give details about what led to the shooting or information about the people involved. But he did say he stood by his deputies decision to open fire.

“Our officers did what they were trained to do,” said Faile.

The woman driving the car ended up pulling into a driveway and the homeowner heard it all from inside his house.

“I was getting ready for work and heard two gunshots,” said Darrell Willis.

Neighbors believe the Mayer may have pulled into the driveway, then tried to back up, which resulted in the shooting.

Neighbors did not recognize her or her car.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was on the scene and is now handling the investigation.

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